Raviolli /Largo

Raviolli is thought to be 2 years old 13.4 lbs and some sort of out of this world , mixed terrier cutie .. He is current on his shots, neutered , micro chipped and being treated for heartworm disease. He is a little bit shy but super friendly !.WE are accepting applications for him from loving people that reside within one hour of our vet in Palm Harbor.. You will need to take him for his vet appointments , that are on a strict time sensitive schedule. There will be 3 of them over the next few months .

Looking forward to receiving your application.

Thanks to Fluffy Cuts for the fresh groom !

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Through tear filled eyes , I share the story of Chance.


He arrived with that familiar stench of a urine soaked matted coat .He is friendly and fun DESPITE  the cruelty he barely survived . He was gently cleaned up by our friends at the Hairy Hound in Clearwater . Not as a surprise, the groomer said , “he seems to be urinating ” with out being aware of the issue . By the time I was arriving at the vet , he was pooping with out noticing .

We completed the usual vetting practices of shots, heartworm test , neutering and micro chipping .  I took him home to rest . After reading the shelter vet notes , there were lots of things that I needed translated to words , that made sense to me .

Very apparent was , he is incontinent . I took him back to my favorite vet , for a consultation . The Dr . studied the shelter vet’s notes , took a deep breath and said something like .. the fact is  Chance  being alive and walking is simply a miracle.If medicine  had a cure for spinal injuries , like the one Chance had , many humans  would be out of the wheel chairs.  He was paralyzed , back in Dec, and typically with an injury like this whatever improvements happen in 3 months is the best it will get  The is not really a total fix available .  We discussed cold laser therapy , and that might help , but it is the only available option . I will add the 12 sessions into his recovery!


Chance has no feeling in his tail or anus right up to the bump you see in his back , as you can see on the photos .Of course that would effect his bodily functions. He has full range of motion in his hind legs .


Frankly , there are times when you should have never asked a question. I have been haunted by the answer ever since.


How did he get injured like that? Briefly , Dr hesitated, obviously , thinking how to “kindly” tell me .” Most injuries like this in dogs is because , someone grabbed his tail here ( indicating at the base) and again here. (indicating closer to the end of the tail.  Shook him, spun him around like a rag doll.” Creating the damage to his spine and nerves.         My throat closed ,my eye filled with tears . speechless ..


The horror movie that ran in my head at that time, is now a new seed of compassion and anger simultaneously.That injury was a direct result of a raw , vicious criminal act

,left unpunished. I am sure the creep is still loose . What or who will be his next victim?


Chance will never wag his tail, but his little personality will put a smile on your face .


Chance is a super cute, lasha/yorkie mix. He is 12 lbs and thought to be just 3 years young . He is current on his shots, neutered , micro-chipped and on heartworm prevention.

He runs and plays and  keeps up with all the other dogs .. He loves to play fetch and is good on a leash . Funny thing is , he is house trained . But none the less he leaks and has an occasional surprise poop.

We are praying for some good results with the cold laser therapy .

We would appreciate any donations toward his care .

Chance has been grossly let down by a human already , will you be the one to give him a CHANCE !

Please submit your application !



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Bach /Myakka City

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You’ve come a long way Bach Boy !

Bach is making great progress in fighting his way back to good  health , thanks to his foster mom and the diligence of the VIP Rescue team.

He arrived very thin and had a massive liver infection  that we had to wait for him to stabilize before we could do a biopsy.The results are back and we are now treating for a MRSA bacteria. MRSA in canines is significantly  ,than that in humans .. Yes, it is challenging to clear out of the body , but we are progressing so well, he is now in the first stages of treating his heartworm disease.

Since then he was neutered also . He is current on his shots and micro chipped too ! He is now 10 lbs and most likely 8 years toy poodle

Bach Boy is quite the little character .. His loves his humans , and it is a good idea , not to feed him around other dogs . He is getting much better on the house training also. So feel free tp submit your application if you are close to our vet in Palm harbor


Raven/ Clearwater

I arrived to rescue emotionally broken. Some thing along the way made me terrified of humans, I am Raven , a one year old, 14 lb scottie mix. In my fear of humans, I appear to be aggressive but really , I am just protecting the little space around me. My foster mom , has been working with me and , once I get to know you I am a snuggle buddy. I have had all my shots, neutered, micro chipped and on heartworm prevention. I love to play fetch, watch TV with my foster mom.. I am really good on a leash and take my business out side.I am great with out dogs .  Some one stole my , good first impression. Are you willing to win my trust ?  You will need to love me for my good looks to start with . So pack your patience and we can be best friends !I am best suited for an experienced pet parent
If you want to meet , you need to submit your application !
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Mambo/Myakka City

 With so much working against him, his sparkling personality prevails. He is goofy  and fun ! Simply a delight to be around. He is thought to be 8 years young and 23 lbs of love . He is current on his shots, micro chipped, neutered, had a dental and on heartworm prevention.

Mambo has been with us since Dec 2017. He certainly has been through a lot ! He arrived as a fixer upper , and we have been diligent in addressing his health issues . He has survived   removal of tumors . His biggest challenge was massive ear infections. But the scar tissue was so thick on one ear , he started loosing circulation to the ear leather , The ear leather base was scar tissued so thick , it was impossible to get to the ear canal. Unfortunately , we had to remove the ear leather .

It was a massive relief to him , so we could finally get the ear canal , cleaned out .

A life time of lacking medical care positioned him with that out come A little touch of arthritis and some dry eye are the only medical challenges he has now.

Mambo is an inspiring companion pet , simply full of fun , after what life dealt him. He is super friendly , good with other dos , good on a leash too !

Just look at that face , big brown eyes , and a smile for all .  He is waiting to meet you , so submit your application !

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Jolly is approximately 10-12 years old.  He completely blind but finds his crate after eating and walking around a little.  He sleeps ALOT, but does like to be in your lap. He is up to date on shots, microchipped, neutered and has had dental, at which time he lost most of his teeth.    I’m so grateful that VIP Rescue saw past my age, my blindness and gave me a chance to know that human touch feels good, a dry warm bed is so nice to sleep in and food every day twice a day. My past was really horrific. Earn your badge of honor by adopting a Senior dog.  Sure no one knows how much time I have left, but just a chance to be loved and safe is all I ask for.  There are several seniors on our site, so if I’m not your forever senior please go to viprescue.org and check us out.  The best love, is the love of a senior dog.

To welcome Jolly to your heart and home please submit your application !

Thanks to Karen at the Mutt Hut for the fresh groom !

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Eliza/Myakka City




Eliza Doolittle has lived up to her name. This beautiful girl now barks at visitors at the door, tries to play with other dogs and just wants to be a member of a family who will love her and whom she can love with all of her big heart. She still needs to put on weight, but what lady doesn’t like to hear the words “Time for a treat”?’ Her medical notes say she’s a roughly 12-year-old, apricot, miniature poodle who needs a dental and a spay and who has a heart murmur. What they don’t say is that she’s beautiful, she’s feisty, she loves to walk, be petted and sit on laps, she travels well in a car and  is quiet when she needs to be, yet playful when she’s encouraged. And the biggest and best thing they don’t say: She’s as sweet as she is beautiful – maybe even sweeter. She is current on her shots , micro chipped, heartworm negative, and spayed.


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